First Alert Forecast: Dorian produces tornadoes and flash flooding, largest impacts yet to come

Tracking Dorian: Thursday 5p advisory update

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Thursday afternoon to you. Your hurricane plans should be finalized as Hurricane Dorian takes aim at the Cape Fear Region. What an active morning with the outer rain bands from Dorian lashing SE NC. Unfortunately many of these bands showed rotation and produced at least several tornadoes over the area. We have also had some isolated reports of flash flooding. There is the potential for a few more rotating storms to produce a stray tornado or two, so make sure your WECT Weather App is set to receive alerts, or you have a programmable weather radio set.

As Hurricane Dorian continues to inch up the coastline, expect conditions to go downhill from south to north across the Cape Fear Region throughout the late afternoon and evening with gradual clearing expected Friday.

If you have not already, take a moment to read and bookmark the Dorian-specific blog “Tracking Dorian: what you need to know for the Cape Fear Region”: https://bit.ly/2zqjWV1. That will answer your timing and impact questions! And don’t forget the “tropical tracks” layer on your WECT Weather App interactive radar!

Stay safe, friends!

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